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6 steps to career planning while you study

Here’s a 6 step process you can use for career planning during your studies.

1. Start  with self-awareness

Think about your current study and/or work situation. What’s working? What would you like to change? Where are you headed?

Reflect on what makes you who you are. What do you know about your:

  • career values?
  • interests?
  • skills?
  • decision-making style?

Activities

Find out ‘Why a satisfying career depends on your skills, interests and values‘.

Complete a free online interest quiz at Job Outlook. Continue reading

Volunteering benefits you and the community

Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience and practical skills in your field of study, or in a field in which you are interested. Through volunteering you can contribute greatly to an organisation and the community, and can network with a wide range of people who may be able to offer advice and assistance with your job search. All graduate employers view community involvement very positively. Continue reading

5 ways to find work experience

Finding work experience will involve the same strategies as looking for a job; in that regard, it can provide you with valuable experience of the activities involved in seeking graduate employment. Work experience positions are often not advertised – you will have to explore, research and network in order to discover your own work experience opportunity. Continue reading

Benefits of work experience

Each year there is a large pool of students graduating with similar qualifications. Before you finish your degree ask yourself these things:

  • Does anything help you stand out from the crowd?
  • Would an employer notice you above anyone else?

If the answer to these questions is no then you should consider organising some work experience for yourself. Continue reading

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